New York, NY (June 13, 2017) – Catholic Charities of NY and UJA Federation of NY celebrate their 100th anniversaries of providing help and creating hope. New York City Mayor, Bill DeBlasio, hosted a celebration to commemorate the 100 year legacy of New York’s greatest charitable organizations. At the historical Gracie Mansion in Manhattan, guests were delighted to hear speeches from Mayor DeBlasio, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan and Rabbi Joe Potasnik about efforts to make the world a more friendly place for all.
Catholic Charities of NY and UJA Federation Centennial Talking Points:
· Partnership not partisanship is the way of the future.
· Religion helps us to reach out to recognize God in each other.
· Try to model to others what it is to live in harmony and common humanity in NYC.
· Aim to build community and respective values.
Staff members from The Leo House were thrilled to attend the Centennial Celebration event. Those who attended include Warren Le Cruise, Kecia Gellizeau, Lucy Morales, Annmarie Rivera and Ashley Bryant. The event was a great opportunity to refresh the sense of interreligious hospitality that is so dear to the mission of the Leo House. It was also lovely to build relationships with representatives of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York as well as the UJA Federation of New York.
The Leo House is proud to support Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of NY and UJA Federation in their endeavors. We look forward to the next 100 years of making a difference in the lives of the people they serve.
To view a photo album of the event, please visit our Facebook page.
About Catholic Charities of NY: visit site
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of NY supports the needs of New Yorkers in many ways. The nonprofit protects and nurtures children and youth, feeds the hungry and shelters the homeless. Strengthening families and resolving crises is another important part of their mission. They also aim to support the physically and emotionally challenged. Finally, they welcome and integrate immigrants and refugees.
This caring work seeks to uphold the dignity of each person in the likeness of God. It extends back to the 19th century with the founding of charitable agencies by religious communities, clergy and laity. Today, The Catholic Charities of NY is a vibrant network of agencies that are independent in structure and organization. However, they are united by a common vision of human dignity and responsibility for the most vulnerable of our New York neighbors. This network of agencies has evolved into our federation of 90 agencies.
Catholic Charities helps those of all religions or no religion at all, and people of all nationalities. The common criteria among all those we help is: human need.
About UJA Federation of New York: visit site
UJA Federation of New York identifies and meets the needs of New Yorkers and Jews everywhere through the power of collective action. They provide care for people in need and respond to crises close to home and far away. Another main goal is to shape the Jewish future. They’re mobilizing their entire network to involve people in ways never before possible. Through collective action, they solve problems and bring people together to impact the issues that matter most to Jews and New Yorkers. They aim to change the lives of 4.5 million people a year.